Promises More Terror
Evansville, IN - Mandy Tucker recently told reporters that the victim "got what she deserved" after being attacked by her pit bull "Natas" (Satan spelled backward). Sherry Bradford, had been walking down the street when Natas escaped its fence and attacked. Tucker also said, "I'm going to get [the victim] back and she won't like it. I'm going to walk [Natas] up and down the street everyday." The promise of continued terror by a pit bull owner after an attack is not uncommon.
"Tensions were high on east Iowa Street “I'm not getting rid of my dog I'm going to get her back and she won't like it the next time," said Many Tucker. She owns a pit bull named Natas, that's Satan spelled backwards.
Witnesses say Natas attacked Sherry Bradford a neighbor who was walking across the street. The victim's husband says this isn't the first time the dog's gotten out of its fence. "She was just walking to get a gallon of milk and got attacked by the pit bull. He crossed the street out of their fence onto the other side of the road," said Michael Bradford.
But the dog owner says her "gentle" Natas was provoked. "That lady and her kids have always taunted that dog and she got what she deserved," said Tucker.
Natas is being quarantined for the next 10-days and Mrs. Bradford was taken to the hospital to be treated for bite wounds on her arm and wrist."
If this is only the dog's first or second bite, Natas will likely be returned to Tucker after the quarantine. This is due to the fact that "pet ownership rights" (property rights), including when dogs inflict serious injury, typically outweigh the rights of future victims.
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